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  • Southern Front Range: Site to view animals

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Serenity Springs Wildlife Center: The center is home to more than 120 big cats, including lions, tigers, leopards and bobcats, surrendered or rescued from unsafe and inhumane environments and living situations. The center is open weekends for guided walking tours for $10. More info:...

  • Southern Front Range: Watering hole in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Ivywild School: Celebrate urban renewal, and good local craft beer, at this repurposed 1916 schoolhouse, once an elementary school and now a complex housing Bristol Brewing and its taproom, a bakery and cafe, butcher shop and music venue. More info: ivywildschool.

  • Southern Front Range: Historic spot in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center: With glass-walled wings, faux palms and a jungle-themed entrance in the middle of Woodland Park, the $3.5 million center houses a dinosaur exhibit and one of the world’s more active paleo labs, where fossil technicians restore bones collected in...

  • Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range: Site to view animals

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Colorado Gators Reptile Park: What began with 100 baby alligators — a clever means of waste disposal for their Tilapia farm in Mosca — now is a destination as well as a sanctuary for surrendered reptiles. Visitors can watch the pros wrestle gators or take a class and try it themselves....

  • Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range: Watering hole in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Amicas Pizza & Microbrewery: A spot for suds and grub popular with locals and visitors to Salida, guests can sip on one of Amicas rotating selection of microbrews while awaiting their order of wood-fired pizza. Beers include the Headwaters IPA, a 2011 Colorado State Fair gold-medal...

  • Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range: Historic spot in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Trinidad History Museum: Located near the Santa Fe Trail, Trinidad has been home to many famous Americans, such as Bat Masterson, who served briefly as town marshal. This repository of Old West history is at 312 East Main Street in the city’s historic district. More info:...

  • Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range: Two views for postcards in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Spanish Peaks: A designated National Natural Landmark because of the type of rock formation it represents, these distinct mountains outside of La Veta are truly unique. They have been called Twin Peaks, Dos Hermanos (two brothers), Mexican Mountains and Wahatoya, meaning “Breasts of...

  • Sawatch Mountain Range: Site to view animals

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Leadville National Fish Hatchery: Established in 1889, the second oldest federal fish hatchery in existence furthers a mandate issued by President Benjamin Harrison to keep the nation’s inland waterways stocked. The trail-filled grounds are open during daylight hours. More info:...

  • Sawatch Mountain Range: Watering hole in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Eddyline Brewery: Opened in 2009 with an eye to satisfying the needs of outdoor enthusiasts of all strokes, the brewery in Buena Vista recently expanded operations and is considered one of the state’s faster-growing craft beer makers. Enjoy summer music performances in the beer garden....

  • Sawatch Mountain Range: Historic spot in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Barney Ford Victorian House: The Breckenridge museum is dedicated an escaped slave who became a successful businessman and civil rights leader in Colorado. The Ford family home has been restored to its original state and each room celebrates a different phase in the citizen’s life....

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